FOOD, My recipes, Uncategorized HOMECOOKED RICOTTA HOTCAKES W/ BANANAS & MAPLE SYRUP 11 June 2006

Hurray!!!

After last night’s Salmon & Potato cake recipe disaster, I was a little nervous with cooking brunch today. But it’s a Sunday and it’s dreary outside, and I reaaaaaally felt like some Ricotta Hotcakes with fresh bananas a la Bill’s style. It’s $16 a dish there, which is an utter ripoff since you can buy all the ingredients for a fraction of the price – $2 for the ingredients, to be exact!!!!

It turned out perfectly, helped along by my happy new Tefal fry pan that Chris bought me last week 😀 Takes only about 10 mins to prepare the mixture, and 5 mins to cook. It’s loooooovely! The hotcakes were all fluffy and moist, with a beautiful flavour that isn’t too rich. The bananas and maple syrup drizzled on top just topped it all off.


Hotcake batter

Ricotta Hotcakes with fresh bananas & maple syrup
This plate costs $2 to make…..

… compared to this bill’s version below, which costs $16


Ricotta Hotcakes with fresh bananas & maple syrup (serves 2)

2/3 cup ricotta cheese
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs, separated
1/2 cup plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
salt
butter

1) Mix ricotta, milk and egg yolks
2) Sift in flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt. Mix.
3) Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form (5+ mins). Fold in mixture.
4) Melt some butter in pan. Cook hotcakes until brown on each side.
5) Serve with butter and maple syrup and bananas

It makes a really really filling brunch though, so I think I’ll be having a light lunch. Heading off to Chatswood with Chris and after lunch we’re catching a movie. Hurray for lazy Sundays 🙂

78 Comments

  • eviltofu posted on June 11, 2006 at 2:56 am

    Are you trying to be the Australian Martha Stewert?

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 11, 2006 at 11:32 am

      Didn’t she get some kinda criminal conviction, though? 😛

      Reply
      • eviltofu posted on June 11, 2006 at 2:02 pm

        Don’t follow that part lah!

        Reply
  • oo_mimi_oo posted on June 11, 2006 at 3:00 am

    hmmmm that looks goood 😉 i could go for pancakes right about now!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 11, 2006 at 11:32 am

      they were so filling though! only 3 stuffed me up :X But yummy 🙂

      Reply
  • to_want posted on June 11, 2006 at 3:37 am

    Nicely done! Looks tasty!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 11, 2006 at 11:33 am

      The ricotta in the hotcakes were a winner.. much nicer than regular hotcakes 😛

      Reply
  • isla_quack posted on June 11, 2006 at 4:46 am

    oh gosh that looks damn nice to eat.. ummmmm yum*

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 11, 2006 at 11:33 am

      It was a reaaaally nice brunch when it’s cold and raining outside! *rubs belly*

      Reply
  • itsabot posted on June 11, 2006 at 5:00 am

    Mmm.. those look delicious! I am craving some now. :P~

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    • beverly posted on June 11, 2006 at 11:37 am

      They’re so easy to make too! esp when I’m half asleep 😛

      Reply
  • __pinkpony posted on June 11, 2006 at 6:28 am

    Your pancakes look exactly the same as the $16 ones except there’s more with yours! Bananas. mmmm. 😀

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 11, 2006 at 11:39 am

      They tasted the same IMHO! bill’s come with “honeycomb butter” but i was too lazy to make it, so I put normal butter and maple syrup instead. Pretty much the same anyways 😛

      Reply
  • protozone posted on June 11, 2006 at 6:34 am

    I just got home from Chatswood! My mum wanted me to get new clothes. Urgh.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 11, 2006 at 11:44 am

      Heh did you end up buying anything? I love Chatswood.. so much food and shopping 😉

      Reply
      • protozone posted on June 11, 2006 at 1:04 pm

        Yep – new shoes, a couple of jeans, a couple of longsleeve shirts.

        Spot on about Chatswood. It’s like a mini version of the city.

        Reply
  • ladytrippin posted on June 11, 2006 at 6:57 am

    The hotcakes look identical! I’ll try that soon. 😛

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 11, 2006 at 11:50 am

      Their easy to make and soooooo cheap too! Hope you like it 🙂

      Reply
  • couturekitten posted on June 11, 2006 at 9:29 am

    😯 That looks YUM-MY!!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 11, 2006 at 11:51 am

      easy to make too!! So satisfying 😀

      Reply
  • dianeeeee posted on June 11, 2006 at 10:17 am

    that looks deeeelish! i have to try making that someday!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 11, 2006 at 11:53 am

      ya! Hope you like it too.. it’s so quick and easy 🙂

      Reply
  • eviltofu posted on June 11, 2006 at 2:56 am

    Are you trying to be the Australian Martha Stewert?

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 11, 2006 at 11:32 am

      Didn’t she get some kinda criminal conviction, though? 😛

      Reply
      • eviltofu posted on June 11, 2006 at 2:02 pm

        Don’t follow that part lah!

        Reply
  • oo_mimi_oo posted on June 11, 2006 at 3:00 am

    hmmmm that looks goood 😉 i could go for pancakes right about now!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 11, 2006 at 11:32 am

      they were so filling though! only 3 stuffed me up :X But yummy 🙂

      Reply
  • to_want posted on June 11, 2006 at 3:37 am

    Nicely done! Looks tasty!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 11, 2006 at 11:33 am

      The ricotta in the hotcakes were a winner.. much nicer than regular hotcakes 😛

      Reply
  • isla_quack posted on June 11, 2006 at 4:46 am

    oh gosh that looks damn nice to eat.. ummmmm yum*

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 11, 2006 at 11:33 am

      It was a reaaaally nice brunch when it’s cold and raining outside! *rubs belly*

      Reply
  • itsabot posted on June 11, 2006 at 5:00 am

    Mmm.. those look delicious! I am craving some now. :P~

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 11, 2006 at 11:37 am

      They’re so easy to make too! esp when I’m half asleep 😛

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on June 11, 2006 at 1:38 pm

    $2… Even though bananas are going at a reported $11.99/kilo atm? 😉

    Just being cheeky. Sounds like a great recipe to try out – especially since my boyfriend is awesome at pancakes and I’d love to turn the tables sometime!

    I’ve never heard of Bills though, it sounds kind of posh at $16 a pop. Recommended though?

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    • beverly posted on June 12, 2006 at 2:01 am

      Hehe I already had the bananas, so they don’t count 😉

      definitely try it out! So easy to make. bill’s is really famous, definitely worth a try. Their scrambled eggs are famous too and they’re $11 which is really reasonable IMHO! I’m sure you’ll love visiting there 🙂

      Reply
  • __pinkpony posted on June 11, 2006 at 6:28 am

    Your pancakes look exactly the same as the $16 ones except there’s more with yours! Bananas. mmmm. 😀

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 11, 2006 at 11:39 am

      They tasted the same IMHO! bill’s come with “honeycomb butter” but i was too lazy to make it, so I put normal butter and maple syrup instead. Pretty much the same anyways 😛

      Reply
  • protozone posted on June 11, 2006 at 6:34 am

    I just got home from Chatswood! My mum wanted me to get new clothes. Urgh.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 11, 2006 at 11:44 am

      Heh did you end up buying anything? I love Chatswood.. so much food and shopping 😉

      Reply
      • protozone posted on June 11, 2006 at 1:04 pm

        Yep – new shoes, a couple of jeans, a couple of longsleeve shirts.

        Spot on about Chatswood. It’s like a mini version of the city.

        Reply
  • hyperion1 posted on June 11, 2006 at 2:37 pm

    looks delicious!! I love pancakes and I love maple syrup!! 🙂

    we have tons of maple syrup here in Canada hehe

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    • beverly posted on June 12, 2006 at 2:02 am

      Oh i LOOOOOOOOOOOVE Canandian maple syrup!!! It’s the best by far.
      The syrup I used is “maple-flavoured” syrup, which is actually quite crap, but it’s hard to find proper maple syrup in Sydney, urk..

      Reply
      • hyperion1 posted on June 12, 2006 at 4:07 am

        yes.. I LOVE 100% pure Canadian maple syrup too.. it’s the best!! that artificial stuff can’t compare at all (yes, it is crap. haha)

        when we visited Sg in 2004, we brought along 7 500mL bottles of maple syrup for our friends.. they all loved it! and we brought some maple cookies too!

        I hope you’ll be able to find some maple syrup in Sydney.. good luck! 🙂

        Reply
        • protozone posted on June 12, 2006 at 6:07 am

          We’re not getting the real thing? I had no idea!

          So now I’m curious… what’s Canadian maple syrup like?

          Reply
          • hyperion1 posted on June 12, 2006 at 1:03 pm

            there are 2 types of syrup.. the imitation syrup (made with corn syrup, sugar, artificial maple flavour, etc) and the authentic syrup (made with 100% pure maple syrup)

            for more info -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maple_syrup 🙂

  • medlabtech posted on June 11, 2006 at 2:52 pm

    I’ve been craving pancakes for a while now. Those look very tasty!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 12, 2006 at 2:02 am

      They’re so much better than regular pancakes too! All fluffy and moist :)~~~~

      Reply
  • ladytrippin posted on June 11, 2006 at 6:57 am

    The hotcakes look identical! I’ll try that soon. 😛

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 11, 2006 at 11:50 am

      Their easy to make and soooooo cheap too! Hope you like it 🙂

      Reply
  • nav posted on June 11, 2006 at 3:17 pm

    Yours look as good if not better than the restaurant version !

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 12, 2006 at 2:02 am

      Hehe thanks!! And if I factor in the price, then I DEFINITELY prefer the homecooked version 🙂

      Reply
  • couturekitten posted on June 11, 2006 at 9:29 am

    😯 That looks YUM-MY!!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 11, 2006 at 11:51 am

      easy to make too!! So satisfying 😀

      Reply
  • dianeeeee posted on June 11, 2006 at 10:17 am

    that looks deeeelish! i have to try making that someday!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 11, 2006 at 11:53 am

      ya! Hope you like it too.. it’s so quick and easy 🙂

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on June 11, 2006 at 1:38 pm

    $2… Even though bananas are going at a reported $11.99/kilo atm? 😉

    Just being cheeky. Sounds like a great recipe to try out – especially since my boyfriend is awesome at pancakes and I’d love to turn the tables sometime!

    I’ve never heard of Bills though, it sounds kind of posh at $16 a pop. Recommended though?

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 12, 2006 at 2:01 am

      Hehe I already had the bananas, so they don’t count 😉

      definitely try it out! So easy to make. bill’s is really famous, definitely worth a try. Their scrambled eggs are famous too and they’re $11 which is really reasonable IMHO! I’m sure you’ll love visiting there 🙂

      Reply
  • hyperion1 posted on June 11, 2006 at 2:37 pm

    looks delicious!! I love pancakes and I love maple syrup!! 🙂

    we have tons of maple syrup here in Canada hehe

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 12, 2006 at 2:02 am

      Oh i LOOOOOOOOOOOVE Canandian maple syrup!!! It’s the best by far.
      The syrup I used is “maple-flavoured” syrup, which is actually quite crap, but it’s hard to find proper maple syrup in Sydney, urk..

      Reply
      • hyperion1 posted on June 12, 2006 at 4:07 am

        yes.. I LOVE 100% pure Canadian maple syrup too.. it’s the best!! that artificial stuff can’t compare at all (yes, it is crap. haha)

        when we visited Sg in 2004, we brought along 7 500mL bottles of maple syrup for our friends.. they all loved it! and we brought some maple cookies too!

        I hope you’ll be able to find some maple syrup in Sydney.. good luck! 🙂

        Reply
        • protozone posted on June 12, 2006 at 6:07 am

          We’re not getting the real thing? I had no idea!

          So now I’m curious… what’s Canadian maple syrup like?

          Reply
          • hyperion1 posted on June 12, 2006 at 1:03 pm

            there are 2 types of syrup.. the imitation syrup (made with corn syrup, sugar, artificial maple flavour, etc) and the authentic syrup (made with 100% pure maple syrup)

            for more info -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maple_syrup 🙂

  • medlabtech posted on June 11, 2006 at 2:52 pm

    I’ve been craving pancakes for a while now. Those look very tasty!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 12, 2006 at 2:02 am

      They’re so much better than regular pancakes too! All fluffy and moist :)~~~~

      Reply
  • nav posted on June 11, 2006 at 3:17 pm

    Yours look as good if not better than the restaurant version !

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 12, 2006 at 2:02 am

      Hehe thanks!! And if I factor in the price, then I DEFINITELY prefer the homecooked version 🙂

      Reply
  • beverlyh posted on June 12, 2006 at 2:34 am

    i think i’m off to buy bill’s cookbook. your homemade ones look soooooo good, id definitely pay $16 for yours 😉

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 12, 2006 at 6:02 am

      Oooo his cookbooks rock! I have one and have used so many of the recipes.. and it’s so much cheaper cooking it yourself than paying $$ for it @ bills :X

      Reply
  • beverlyh posted on June 12, 2006 at 2:34 am

    i think i’m off to buy bill’s cookbook. your homemade ones look soooooo good, id definitely pay $16 for yours 😉

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 12, 2006 at 6:02 am

      Oooo his cookbooks rock! I have one and have used so many of the recipes.. and it’s so much cheaper cooking it yourself than paying $$ for it @ bills :X

      Reply
  • popcorn_feet posted on June 16, 2006 at 9:50 pm

    OMG! yours is so much prettier!!! and non-stick is GREAT for pancakes, isnt it???? i dont think id want to make them without it…

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 16, 2006 at 11:57 pm

      Hehe thanks! For the price, I’d MUCh rather make my own when you can’t really taste a difference anyway?!

      Reply
  • popcorn_feet posted on June 16, 2006 at 9:50 pm

    OMG! yours is so much prettier!!! and non-stick is GREAT for pancakes, isnt it???? i dont think id want to make them without it…

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 16, 2006 at 11:57 pm

      Hehe thanks! For the price, I’d MUCh rather make my own when you can’t really taste a difference anyway?!

      Reply
  • thefragrantelf posted on June 18, 2006 at 12:04 am

    Heya! I made your version to feed 2 people this morning for our breakfast, and you’re right, they are deeeelish…and filling!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 18, 2006 at 6:39 am

      woo hoo! Yeah, they’re super good and can practically take you through lunch, haha

      Reply
  • thefragrantelf posted on June 18, 2006 at 12:04 am

    Heya! I made your version to feed 2 people this morning for our breakfast, and you’re right, they are deeeelish…and filling!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 18, 2006 at 6:39 am

      woo hoo! Yeah, they’re super good and can practically take you through lunch, haha

      Reply

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